Book Title: An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making, 3rd
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Author: Thomas A Birkland
Thoroughly revised, reorganized, updated, and expanded, this widely-used text sets the balance and fills the gap between theory and practice in public policy studies. In a clear, conversational style, the author conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis rather than novelty or abstraction. A newly added chapter surveys the social, economic, and demographic trends that are transforming the policy environment.